HC Deb 20 October 1959 vol 612 c1

The House being met; and, it being the first day of the meeting of this Parliament, pursuant to Proclamation, Sir EDWARD ABDY FELLOWES, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.C., Clerk of the House of Commons, THOMAS GEORGE BARNETT COCKS, ESQUIRE, O.B.E., and DAVID WILLIAM SHUCKBURGH LIDDERDALE, ESQUIRE, Clerks Assistant, attending in the House, and the other Clerks, attending according to their duty, Sir GEORGE PHILLIPS COLDSTREAM, K.C.B., Clerk of the Crown in Chancery in Great Britain, delivered to the said Sir EDWARD ABDY FELLOWES a book containing a List of the Names of the Members returned to serve in this Parliament.

Several of the Members repaired to their Seats.

Message to attend the Lords Commissioners;

The House went; and a Commission having been read for opening and holding the Parliament, the Lords Com-missioners directed the House to proceed to the Election of a Speaker, and to present him Tomorrow, at half-past Two o'clock, in the House of Peers, for the Royal Approbation.

And the House having returned: